Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Voice within the walls

PE for Girls Plays Out
Raid Qusti,

The saddest thing about all this is that Muslims all over the world look to us Saudis and to Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, as role models. Thus when they realize that we have banned PE in girls’ school for the past 40 years and continue to do so, linking it to our religion which gives equality to men and women and respect to both in the highest way, what are they to think? That PE is un-Islamic. This is the unfortunate message that we might be sending to the rest of the world.

I read the above article with both interest and saddness. And true enough I won't be surprise that in a few years time if Kelantan stays under PAS then the girls there too, wont have any PE.

Lets hope that we will never come to that.

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